Three-hour London-Edinburgh/Glasgow journey times could be achieved by upgrading existing railways, according to a new report by HS2 Ltd - though options for extending High-Speed 2 (HS2) could prove more beneficial.
Broad options for upgraded and high-speed railways to the North of England and Scotland sets out possibilities including extending HS2 to Scotland and upgrading the existing West Coast and East Coast main lines.
HS2 Ltd has not set out its preferred option or route at this stage but has detailed some possibilities for achieving improved rail capacity and journey times to Scotland.
In November 2013, the Department for Transport commissioned HS2 Ltd to undertake a feasibility study to explore broad options for improving rail capacity and journey times to the North of England and Scotland.
- For more on this, read RAIL 797, published on March 30.